At the moment there are many people being chased for non payment of Tax and the first they know about it is when the HMRC in the UK are executing the debt from Portugal against their assets in England.
When you sell a property in Portugal there is a legal obligation to file a tax return. This is regardless of whether or not there is an Capital Gains Tax to pay. If you do not file a return then the Tax office (Financas) will make their calculation based on the information they have. Often this is incorrect and can lead to a debt where there really shouldn’t be one. Unfortunately, when people find out about it, it is already too late as the deadline for appeal has already passed. If this is the case, you must not do anything without first seeking legal advice. What you do next is likely to have a huge effect on prospects of success of any out of time appeal that may be made.
Contact one of our Portuguese Tax Appeal experts today on 020 3441 5095